He's 76 years old today.
Episode 13 of TWIB '77 brings us old school Bernie Brewer, Tom Seaver's return, and Brooks Robinson's farewell.
Brooks Robinson had a lot of highlights in his Hall-of-Fame career, and his All-Star MVP in 1966 is one of them.
Ray Lewis talks abut how appreciative he is for how the city of Baltimore has embraced him, and should go down as one ofthe greatest to play the game, both in the NFL and certainly among the best ever to play any sport in Baltimore.
Look at the top ten-twenty players listed at each position. Which is the most likable group of guys? The third basemen, I think. Four of them are famous for being nice people (Robinson, Mathews, Molitor, Hack), as were Pie Traynor and Buddy Bell, and the others are all OK, not a real asshole among them. Well, Graig Nettles could be a jerk sometimes.... The left fielders are the worst of the bunch; in the top thirty you've got Ted Williams, Rickey Henderson, Joe Jackson, Goose Goslin, Jim Rice, Jesse Burkett, Joe Medwick, Ralph Kiner, and Albert Belle. Boy, there's a family re-union you can leave me out of...